Update: Getting a Q Book from Storage

As you may have heard, books in the Q call number section have moved to temporary storage as we prepare for a construction project on the 4th floor. They will be in their new home on the 5th floor by Fall Quarter.

Meanwhile, if you need a Q book:

Write down the title, author, and call number of the book, and give it to staff at the Check-Out Desk. If we have enough staff available, we will retrieve the book for you immediately, but there may be wait times when staff are not available.

NEW! If you want to place your request ahead of time, use this form: [Link removed] The Check-Out Desk will notify you via email when your book is available.

Links to the form also appear on the library’s homepage, in the library catalog, and in our FAQs.

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Free Summer Movies!

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New library system: Things you should know!

OneSearch goes live on June 27, when it will replace our current Multi-Search, Books & Media (a.k.a. Pfau Library Catalog), and Course Reserves module.

How does this affect you? See our OneSearch Implementation page for complete details.

A few items to consider, particularly if you are teaching this summer:

  • Saved items in personal Multi-Search folders or the Pfau Library Catalog will not migrate.
    • If you still want to keep track of them, saved items or searches in the Pfau Library Catalog should be printed out or saved in an alternate format no later than June 22.
    • Multi-Search saved folders will remain available for an additional year (through June 2018), so you have more time to decide if you want them.
  • Some links will change.
    • Top-level links to the Pfau Library Catalog will forward to the new OneSearch address, but deep links won’t. As an example, here’s a deep link to a specific book record: http://libcat.lib.csusb.edu/record=b2103330
    • If you have title-level links to a journal (meaning: you’re linking to the journal’s home page), those links may not forward, depending on how you created them. LINKS TO SPECIFIC JOURNAL ARTICLES WILL NOT BE AFFECTED. So if you have any journal home page links that begin with “SFX” (as in http://sfx.calstate.edu:9003) they will need to be updated.
  • Electronic Reserves files should be moved to Blackboard.
    • Course Reserves service will still be around; you can put books, printed notes, or other objects on Course Reserve in the library as you always have, but digital files such as PDFs should be moved to your course web pages.

If you have questions or need any assistance, please contact Stacy Magedanz, magedanz@csusb.edu or 909 537-5103

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Publishing a Scholarly Article Workshop

Curious about what it takes to turn that paper or thesis into a journal article? This workshop takes a look at how publishing works, including choosing the right journal, the peer review process, and what to expect if and when your manuscript is accepted for publication.

  • Wednesday, May 17th
  • 5:00 – 6:00 pm
  • Pfau Library, room 2005

Register online.

Can’t make it? Check out our Publishing a Scholarly Article guide.

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APA Paper Formatting and Citation Workshops!

Knowing how to use APA style can be overwhelming, but these quick workshops will help you overcome your formatting and citing challenges!

APA Paper Formatting

In a quick 20-minute session, learn the steps to correctly format an APA paper. We’ll cover fonts, headers, and pagination. This workshop does not address citation style.

  • 12:00 – 12:20 pm: May 18, 19, 22, 23
  • 3:00 – 3:20 pm: May 15, 16, 17, 22

APA Citations

In a quick 25-minute class, learn how APA citations for articles, books, essays, and Web pages need to be formatted and why.

  • 12:30 – 12:55 pm: May 18, 19, 22, 23
  • 3:30 – 3:55 pm: May 15, 16, 17, 22

All workshops are held in PL-2005. Register now on our workshop calendar!

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CSU OneSearch system coming soon!

This summer, all 23 of the California State University (CSU) library collections will be integrated into a new Library Discovery System called OneSearch.

The primary goal of this upgrade, led by the CSU Council of Library Deans (COLD), is to enrich the research experience of students while assisting faculty and staff in their scholarly and professional pursuits.

OneSearch features an intuitive, mobile-friendly interface that makes it easy to locate, cite, save, and share books, ebooks, ejournals, articles, and streaming video from CSU Libraries.

OneSearch includes CSU+, a new book-sharing system for the entire CSU. Through CSU+, students and faculty will not only have direct access to over 29 million books held by the CSU Libraries but will also be able to request books from any CSU campus, with delivery to the user’s home campus in 2-3 days.

“Many of the libraries are currently using catalogs that are over 20 years old,” said John Wenzler, chair of the COLD.  “By migrating from these outdated systems, we can improve access for students, faculty, and staff, in a more user-friendly interface.”

Eva Sorrell, coordinator of Cataloging and ULMS project director for the Pfau Library, applauded the new system.  “This is truly a revolutionary initiative that will transform academic libraries across the CSU,” she said.  “OneSearch is a powerful tool that will significantly enhance access to materials, advancing research, discovery, and academic achievement while supporting timely graduation.”

Pfau Library dean and university librarian, Cesar Caballero, said that he is excited about CSU+, noting that it is a pivotal development in building equity through greater access to library resources system-wide.

Gerry Hanley, CSU’s assistant vice chancellor for Academic Technology Services, echoed his colleagues’ praise.  “Our big and important goal,” he said, “is to support equity across all campuses so that all CSU students, faculty and staff have equally successful, innovative, and powerful library services for learning, teaching, and scholarly activities.”

The Pfau Library is scheduled to migrate to OneSearch in June 2017.

For more information, please visit our OneSearch implementation home page or contact Stacy Magedanz, coordinator, Electronic Resources and Serials, at (909) 537-5103 or magedanz@csusb.edu

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Temporary relocation of books in Q section

In preparation for an upcoming construction project on Pfau Library’s 4th floor, books in the Q section are being temporarily relocated to a holding area in the basement.

The Q books will be moved to the 5th floor after shelving units are installed to accommodate them. We expect all of these books will be in their new home in time for Fall Quarter.

In the meantime, if you need a book from the Q section, please let staff at the Check-Out Desk know, and we will retrieve it for you.

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Learn How to Use Zotero!

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In this workshop, learn to cite and manage multiple sources with ease using Zotero, a free citation management plug-in that helps make the writing process smoother and more enjoyable. With Zotero, you can easily import and export citations to use in your text and bibliography, freeing you to concentrate on content. Zotero also lets you save valuable full-text sources as you find them, saving you time during the research process.

  • Thursday, May 11th
  • 4:30 – 6:00 pm
  • PL-2005

Space is limited! Register online now.

Can’t make the workshop? Check out our Zotero guide instead!

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Last Two Library Research for Freshmen Workshops!

If you weren’t able to make our Library Research for Freshmen workshop, no worries! We’re offering two more this quarter:

  • Tuesday, May 9th, from noon to 12:50 pm
  • Wednesday, June 7th, from noon to 12:50 pm

Both workshops will be held in the Pfau Library, room PL-2005.

We hope to see you there! Register online today!

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Latest Issue of Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library!

Peacock: Real News From the Pfau Library, Spring 2017

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